Head of Licensing

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7176561 (Ref.No. CSRIS1297)
Posted: September 7, 2023

Job Description

Salary: Grade 8 (£45,855 - £54,395 p.a. depending upon experience with discretionary market supplement up to £70,000)

This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner.   We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

This is a challenging role requiring an energetic and self-motivated individual with a track record of managing and commercialising early stage intellectual property (IP). You will have an educational and industrial background in a life sciences or physical sciences/engineering discipline and demonstrable competencies in technology-related project management, commercialisation and business development. 

You will lead the development and implementation of the University’s IP licensing strategy, working with senior colleagues to set ambitious performance targets. You will lead and have direct line management responsibility for a small team of Licensing Managers to deliver on these targets. You will also ensure that licensing policies and processes that you manage and develop are effectively integrated across the broader Commercialisation Team.

You will have extensive experience of building and executing high value commercial deals and successfully licensing intellectual property, bringing strong negotiation, analytical, planning and implementation skills to drive licensing opportunities that generate impact and financial returns for the University. Essential to this role is demonstrating initiative, a flexible approach and building effective commercial relationships between internal and external stakeholders. You will use your sound commercial opportunity assessment experience, robust project management skills and experience of technology-led innovation to deliver successful outcomes.

This is a challenging role, requiring an energetic and self-motivated individual with a can-do attitude. You will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport at all levels in the organisation and the ability to think logically and clearly, work to tight deadlines and to be flexible in your approach to work.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Andy Duley, Director of Commercialisation 

Email: [email protected]

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Research & Innovation Service
Section:  Commercialisation & Contracts
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £45,585 to £54,395 per annum
with discretionary market supplement up to £70,000
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Wednesday 06 September 2023
Closing Date:  Sunday 08 October 2023
Reference:  CSRIS1297

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.